Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Simple Truth

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown


Today is:

Cakes and Ale Day, UK

Celebration of the 2nd Week of Moonhopper -- Fairy Calendar

Maghi -- Sikh

Narcissus Festival

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Organize Your Home Day

Pongal, India (harvest festival)

St. Sava's Day (patron of Serbia)

Take a Missionary to Lunch Day

Vinegrower's Day, Bulgaria

Winterskol, Aspen CO (Aspen's annual "toast to winter", through the 17th)


Anniversaries Today:

Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe, 1954


Birthdays Today:

Faye Dunaway, 1941
Jack Jones, 1938
Andy Rooney, 1919
William Bendix, 1906
John dos Passos, 1896
Hal Roach, 1892
Hugh Lofting, 1886
Albert Schweitzer, 1875
Thornton W. Burgess, 1874
Benedict Arnold, 1741


Today in History:

Spain annexes Cuba, 1539
The Roman Catholic Church burns Hebrew books in Rome, 1601
Massachusetts holds a day of fasting for wrongly accusing "witches", 1699
Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolutionary War, 1783
The US Supreme Court rules that racial separation on trains is unconstitutional, 1878
An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1000, 1907
Henry Ford introduces the assembly line to the production of the Model-T, 1914

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